Are different M = a + bI0 relationships due to a statistical bias?

Main Article Content

M. Mucciarelli

Abstract

Relationships between magnitude and macroseismic intensity are widely used, even though intensity is a non-metric observable. Several proposed relationships for the Italian and surrounding regions show a significant correlation of the parameters of the widely used functional form M = a + bI0 This could suggest either the common dependence on a third variable or that the different proposed relationships are due to a pivotal phenomenon around average values, mainly driven by data sampling and uncertainties. Synthetic simulations lend support to the last hypothesis.

Article Details

How to Cite
1.
Mucciarelli M. Are different M = a + bI0 relationships due to a statistical bias?. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 1998Nov.25 [cited 2022Aug.8];41(1). Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/3789
Section
OLD

Most read articles by the same author(s)